A-Z Glossary Terms

Appalachia

(noun) - a cultural region in the Eastern United States that stretches from the Southern New York to northern Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. In South Carolina, the counties of Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg are generally included in this region. 

apprentice

(noun) - a person who is bound by legal agreement to serve a tradesperson for a certain time to learn a trade or art

aquifer

(noun) - a pocket of groundwater

arable

(adjective) - able to support the growing of crops

archaeologist

(noun) - a person who studies material remains, such as utensils, stone carvings and architecture

architect

(noun) - a person who designs buildings

artifact

(noun) - an object made by a person, especially an object found at an archaeological site

atlatl

(noun) - a tool used by early Native Americans to throw a spear

atmosphere

(noun) - the envelope of gases, aerosols, and other materials that surrounds Earth and is held closely by gravity

Backcountry

(noun) - the frontier, or less populated area of North and South Carolina

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